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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    All I know is some cop shot and killed a teenager.

    I have NO IDEA who was at fault. My guess is probably both, to at least some extent.

    And I do believe - More or less - in the legal system of America.

    So, if a Grand Jury (with some 'black' people on it) says the officer should not be charged, then until I see evidence to the contrary, that is good enough for me.
    I agree with that. We don't really know the facts, but there's not enough evidence to prove a case against the officer.

    I still believe in the right of the players to make their statement.


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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    That is true, ,but I don't think they have the balls to do it.
    Do you think they should crack down on players making a statement you disagree with?


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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    How long did this take, two seconds. I watched three games yesterday and this incident didn't cost me any time.
    Time required isn't a factor. I don't watch football for politics, and I don't care to hear the political beliefs of football players anymore than they would care to hear the politics of a furniture maker.

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Time required isn't a factor. I don't watch football for politics, and I don't care to hear the political beliefs of football players anymore than they would care to hear the politics of a furniture maker.
    Deal with it! If you don't like it, don't watch football.

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    They were on nfl team time. It was the intro to the game.

    Wonder if your supervisor or company president would agree with you.
    and they did the intro to the game. Do NFL rules specify some particular hand placement during the run onto the field?
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Do you think they should crack down on players making a statement you disagree with?
    What does my opinion have to do with anything. They are basing the action on a lie before a game.

    If they allow this protest they must allow any protest any other team member wants to engage in no matter the subject matter.

    Was this allowed because it was about a black person?

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I have no idea. Nor do you.
    That is the point. I know of no rule which prohibited the players from running onto the field as they did.
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Apples and lug nuts. If these players had disrupted the game by walking around protesting it would be one thing. What they did was nothing of the sort.
    I think you're forgetting about three US Olympians in 1968, who while receiving their medals, raised their fists as a show of Black Power: they lost their medals.

    Nope; sorry, politics and organized sporting events don't mix, nor should they.
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    What does my opinion have to do with anything. They are basing the action on a lie before a game.

    If they allow this protest they must allow any protest any other team member wants to engage in no matter the subject matter.

    Was this allowed because it was about a black person?
    Bingo.

    If five white guys openly displayed their support for the officer, the internet would explode and next week's games would be postponed.

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    I think you're forgetting about three US Olympians in 1968, who while receiving their medals, raised their fists as a show of Black Power: they lost their medals.

    Nope; sorry, politics and organized sporting events don't mix, nor should they.
    Things change in 46 years, or didn't you know that.

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